The Obama administration, which has wavered on the treaty, signaled Friday that it was willing to support the accord. “The United States is steadfast in its commitment to achieve a strong and effective Arms Trade Treaty that helps address the adverse effects of the international arms trade on global peace and stability,” Secretary of State John F. Kerry said in a statement. “We will not support any treaty that would be inconsistent with U.S. law and the rights of American citizens under our Constitution, including the Second Amendment.”
The NRA is among the treaty’s most vocal opponents and a founder of the World Forum on Shooting Activities, an international coalition of gun rights activists and gun manufacturers who plan to speak against the treaty.
“What we really object to is the inclusion of civilian firearms within the scope of the ATT,” said Tom Mason, the group’s executive secretary and a lawyer who has represented the NRA at U.N. meetings for nearly two decades. “This is a treaty that really needs to address the transfer of large numbers of military weapons that leads to human rights abuses. We have submitted language that you can define what a civilian firearm is.”IF THE TREATY CONTAINS LANGUAGE WHICH PERMITS IT TO BE APPLIED TO CIVILIAN FIREARMS OF THE TYPE WHICH ARE CURRENTLY LEGAL AND CONSTITUTIONAL HERE - THEN IT IS UNCONSTITUTIONAL.
IF OBAMA AND KERRY SUPPORT IT ANYWAY, THEN THEY MUST BE IMPEACHED FOR FAILING TO UPHOLD THEIR OATHS - WHICH REQUIRE THAT THEY DEFEND THE CONSTITUTION.